October #117 : Striking Gold - by Laura Whitehorn

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Table of Contents
 

Immuno's Defense

Quick Draw




The Common Touch

Seeking for the Perfect Pill

Three’s the Charm With One-A-Day

No Cure, But A Better Liver

Striking Gold

Doctor’s Diary - October 2005

Home Work

Daring to Diet

Do and Don’t-Do Diets

Flu-Shot Time

Smokin’!

In Sickness and In Health

Buzz Off

A Little off the Top

Buddy Up




Who Will Save Them Next?

Pulse - October 2005

Wait-Lifting Stretches

Charlize in Charge

Miss Congeniality 3:HIV

Rap Sheet

Mentors - October 2005

Sex Toys R Us

Trying Trials

Underexposed




Editor's Letter - October 2005

Mailbox - October 2005



 
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV



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October 2005


Striking Gold

by Laura Whitehorn

A new discovery may finally skin staph

Scientists are cracking the code of staph (Staphylococcus aureus), a bacterial skin infection harder on HIVers than on neggies. They’ve found that the stuff that gives the bug its distinctive gold surface (aureus means golden) also shields it from the immune system. Pinpointing this defense mechanism could spur better meds—for the drug-resistant kind, too. Until then, here are some steps for stopping staph:

  • Get clean: Wash with soap and water, especially after skin-to-skin contact.
  • Get covered: Wrap cuts or abrasions with clean bandages.    
  • Get your own: Don’t share razors or towels.
  • Get culture: Testing suspected staph tells your Doc which  anti-biotics to prescribe.   


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